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Qatar
Small State, Big Politics
Mehran Kamrava
The Persian Gulf state of Qatar has fewer than 2 million inhabitants, virtually no potable water, and has been an independent nation only since 1971. Yet its enormous oil and gas wealth has permitted the ruling al Thani family to exert a disproportionately large influence on regional and even international politics. Qatar is, as Mehran Kamrava...



Revolt on the Tigris
The Al-Sadr Uprising and the Governing of Iraq
Mark Etherington
A former paratrooper in the British Army with extensive experience of conflict and post-conflict management in the countries of former Yugoslavia, Mark Etherington had just completed an M.Phil. in international relations at Cambridge University in...



Saudi Arabia
The Ceaseless Quest for Security
Nadav Safran
Combining vast scholarship and a deep understanding of Arab culture, Nadav Safran has written a sophisticated book about the politics of Saudi...



The Smile of the Human Bomb
New Perspectives on Suicide Terrorism
Gideon Aran
In 2017, nearly six thousand people were killed in suicide attacks across the world.In The Smile of the Human Bomb, Gideon Aran dissects the moral logic of the suicide terrorism that led to those deaths. The book is a firsthand examination of the bomb site at the moment of the explosion, during the first few minutes after the explosion, and in...



The Socioeconomic Dimensions of HIV/AIDS in Africa
Challenges, Opportunities, and Misconceptions
Since the 1980s HIV/AIDS has occupied a singular position because of the rapidly emergent threat and devastation the disease has caused, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. New infections continue to create a formidable challenge to...



Spheres of Intervention
US Foreign Policy and the Collapse of Lebanon, 1967–1976
James R. Stocker
In Spheres of Intervention, James R. Stocker examines the history of diplomatic relations between the United States and Lebanon during a transformational period for Lebanon and a time of dynamic changes in US policy toward the Middle...



Spoils of Truce
Corruption and State-Building in Postwar Lebanon
Reinoud Leenders
Reinoud Leenders describes the corruption that was intertwined with the rebuilding of Lebanon after the end of its decades' long civil war.



Stalled Democracy
Capital, Labor, and the Paradox of State-Sponsored Development
Eva Bellin
This ambitious book examines the dynamics of democratization in Tunisia and other late-developing countries where the process has...



State Building and Late Development
David Waldner
Why does state building sometimes promote economic growth and in other cases impede it? Through an analysis of political and economic development in four countries—Turkey, Syria, Korea, and Taiwan—this book explores the origins of...



Subterranean Estates
Life Worlds of Oil and Gas
This innovative, interdisciplinary volume provides a new perspective on the material, symbolic, cultural, and social meanings of the multidimensional world of the global oil and gas...



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